Vikki Wachino talks with Scripps National News about the Reentry Act and Correctional Health Coordinators
In a Scripps National News report about the spike of COVID-19 cases within corrections, Vikki Wachino discusses how relief legislation moving through Congress needs to address COVID-19 in prisons and jails. She describes how the Reentry Act (a part of the HEROES Act) would allow Medicaid to cover incarcerated people 30 days before release, improving public health and safety. Vikki also touched upon the potential impact of COCHS' proposal for Correctional Health Coordinators to improve the COVID emergency response in prisons and jails.